Marisa Anderson “Still, Here”

It’s not so much the stories we tell as it is the meanings they imply and what they say about us. Marisa Anderson has always been a storyteller, but even more, she follows narrative paths with her guitar, uncovering the core ideas they’re built on. Emotive passages become torchbearers for the long nights ahead, following steps in all directions – present, future, past – to … Continue reading Marisa Anderson “Still, Here”

Video Premiere: José Medeles w/ M. Ward “Richness of Peace”

José Medeles is one of a very small handful of drummers that could make a drummer’s tribute to John Fahey and I wouldn’t bat an eye. Medeles, best known for his combo 1939 Ensemble and his books of drum philosophy (The Stoic Drummer and A Drummer’s Ethos), is such an emotive player. Whether it’s with the 1939 Ensemble or bashing it out with The Breeders since 2001, his … Continue reading Video Premiere: José Medeles w/ M. Ward “Richness of Peace”

Different Futures: A Conversation With Marisa Anderson & William Tyler

Marisa Anderson and William Tyler as a collaborative duo simply makes sense. Their album, Lost Futures, is a heavy yet hopeful listening experience created in the ashes of yesterday. Talking to them in mid-September, their thoughtfulness and humor stand at the forefront. The idea of ‘lost futures,’ at least as written by Mark Fisher, isn’t exactly a cheerful one. Yet, when Anderson and Tyler talk … Continue reading Different Futures: A Conversation With Marisa Anderson & William Tyler

Marisa Anderson and William Tyler “Lost Futures”

On a day when one of the most blatant attacks on women’s bodily autonomy goes into effect in Texas, spending time with an album called Lost Futures feels cryptic. Guitar heroes Marisa Anderson and William Tyler have an uncanny ability to saturate their playing with an impossible range of emotions and difficult ideas. Lost Futures sits in a pocket of communal respect while imbuing the … Continue reading Marisa Anderson and William Tyler “Lost Futures”